Hook End Manor. Introduction & Vintage Ad
Enjoy an 11 minute Audible Adventure of Hook End Manor.
ABOUT HOOK END MANOR
Hook End Manor is an 11-bedroom 16th Century Elizabethan house in South Oxfordshire which sits on 25 acres.
The original studio Space Studios was built by Alvin Lee of the band Ten Years After when he first bought the house. Many recordings were made during Lee's tenure including On the Road to Freedom and Rocket Fuel before he sold the house and studio to David Gilmour of the band Pink Floyd, who used the studio to record parts of the band’s 1983 album The Final Cut.
Dave Gilmour sold the house and studios to Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley in 1986, who in turn then sold it to Trevor Horn a number of years later.
Trevor Horn who turned it into Sarm West.
In February 2017, the house, though still furnished, was reported to be abandoned.
The property is now owned by Mark White.
Marillion's Steve Hogarth has called it "probably England's most luxurious recording studio".
Written & Produced by Scott Cardinal
Narrated by British Female